Category: School of Theology

In Massachusetts, an 11-year vigil to redefine church

Christian Science Monitor Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology Parishioners at St. Frances Xavier Cabrini in Scituate, Mass., have refused to leave their church more than a decade after the Archdiocese closed it. Now, the state’s supreme court has weighed in, too… Expert quote: “They’re doing all the things a parish does but without a resident […]

What happened after Ben Carson said a Muslim should never be president

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology Any Hispanic watching the current Republican presidential race could be forgiven for wishing he were Muslim… Expert quote: “Seventh-day Adventists are good ol’ King James-version, Bible-believing folks, but they do a have a variety of doctrines that have caused a variety of evangelicals to argue with them over […]

Boston University School of Theology and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry Launch Digital Platform for ‘Motive Magazine’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 14, 2015 CONTACT: Ebony Lincoln, Director of Communications, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, 615-340-7382 or, or Alisa Harris, Coordinator of Communications, Boston University School of Theology, 617-358-1858 or BOSTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY AND THE GENERAL BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND MINISTRY LAUNCH DIGITAL PLATFORM FOR MOTIVE MAGAZINE […]

Advocates rally at State House to condemn Trump remarks

Boston Globe (subscription required) Michelle Walsh, School of Theology More than 70 people gathered outside the State House Wednesday night to voice support for immigrants and to condemn presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks about Mexicans, which allegedly were cited by a man accused of beating a Mexican national in Dorchester last week… Expert quote: “We […]

I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it’s hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter.

Washington Post Pamela Lightsey, School of Theology As the rapper Tef Poe sharply pointed out at a St. Louis rally in October protesting the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.: “This ain’t your grandparents’ civil rights movement.”… View full article quoting expert Pamela Lightsey

A week to remember and recommit

The Daily News of Newburyport Keith Magee, School of Theology Amidst these memories of violence, conflict and the loss of life, this week also saw the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Voting Rights Act… Expert quote: “I came to Boston University School of Theology because it was a place where the social gospel […]

Why the South Is the Region With the Fewest Breweries

The Atlantic Nancy Ammerman, School of Theology It may be hard to imagine now, but American ale-drinkers previously had few alternatives to the mass-produced beers that The Economist once (not incorrectly) deemed “fizzy dishwater.”… Expert quote: “Between the two of them, they account for a very large proportion of the population in the South.” View […]

Fasting for Lent: Why evangelical Christian millennials are embracing the ritual

The Oregonian Karen Westerfield Tucker, School of Theology One year, 22-year-old Bethany Mark tried to go vegan. The next, she skipped coffee. Her annual spring fasts aren’t about bettering herself or saving the environment. They’re her 21st Century way of observing Lent, a 40-day Christian season of preparation for Easter… Expert quote: “Evangelicals are now coming […]